The IoT Challenge is a 3 day hackathon being run by the University of Edinburgh Embedded and Robotics Society (EaRS). Participants will build their own IoT application using hardware provided by Information Services and EaRS. The hackathon has been kindly sponsored by Microsoft and every participant will receive $100 of Azure credit to help build their back-end.


9:00: Arrive in Argyle house
9:30: Introductory talks and challenges presented
10:00: Games
10:30: Team formation
11:00: Start hacking
11:30: Workshop 1 - Introduction to LoPy (optional)
12:30: Lunch!
13:30: Workshop 2 - Introduction to Azure (optional)
15:00: Workshop 3 - Introduction to electronics (optional)
17:00: End of day 1

9:00: Arrive for day 2
10.00: Workshop 4 - Light logger
12:30: Lunch
14:00: Workshop 5 - LoPy signal processing
17:00: End of day 2

9.00: Arrive for day 3
12:30: Lunch
13:30: Hacking ends
14:00: Team demos
15:00: Judging
15:30: Winners announced and closing remarks
16:00: Cake and networking
17.00: End of the event

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First prize

Arduino Uno and an ultrasonic sensor for each participant. Chocolate!

Runner up

Arduino Nano and ultrasonic sensor for each participant. Chocolate!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Simon Chapple

Simon Chapple
Information Services

Mayank Gupta

Mayank Gupta

Agnes Wasikowska

Agnes Wasikowska

Ami Bakhai

Ami Bakhai

Simon Montford/Ian Smith

Simon Montford/Ian Smith

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Execution
    The technical skills and challenges involved in the hack.
  • Concept
    How innovative the idea is combined with the cool factor of it.
  • Polish
    How well the application has been polished. Whether it feels like a real thing.

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